Australia Night: readings by Anne Casey and Nathanael O’Reilly. Music by Three Women Sing.
Change to line-up: Please note that Alison Whitelock is regrettably no longer able to travel to Ireland for this event.
Rowan Tree Readings, in association with Poetry Ireland, are hosting ‘Australian Night’ with readings by poets and authors Anne Casey, Nathanael O’Reilly and Alison Whitelock. Singer songwriters Anne Rynne, Claire Watts and Shona Blake will perform with their group Three Women Sing.
Originally from Clare and living in Sydney, Anne Casey is an award-winning poet, writer and literary editor with work appearing internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, podcasts, broadcasts, videos, music albums, a stage show, an international art exhibition and her poetry collection, where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017). Her writing and poetry rank in The Irish Times newspaper's Most-Read. She has won or been shortlisted for poetry awards in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. Over a 25-year career, Anne has worked as a business journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author.
Nathanael O’Reilly was born in Australia. He has travelled on five continents and lived in England, Germany, Ukraine and the United States. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in ten countries. O’Reilly is the author of two full-length collections: Preparations for Departure (UWAP, 2017), named one of the “2017 Books of the Year” in Australian Book Review, and Distance (2014); and three chapbooks: Cult (2016), Suburban Exile (2011) and Symptoms of Homesickness (2010). He received an Emerging Writers Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize in 2017.
Three Women Sing - Anne Rynne, Claire Watts and Shona Blake
Anne Rynne, Claire Watts, Shona Blake are accomplished singer-songwriters who started singing together about 18 months ago in each other's kitchens, meeting once a week. Gradually, they began to go out and sing for others. "This is music for anyone who lives and breathes.”